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NORM & TENORM

NORM & TENORM

Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) is found everywhere.  Because these materials are found in the natural environment, NORM is often exempted from regulation.  When NORM is used for commercial purposes, and its radioactivity content is modified, it is classified as a Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM). These materials are often regulated because they result in a man-made radioactive concentration that is higher than the original NORM.

TestAmerica has been providing a full suite of TENORM radiochemistry testing services to the Oil & Gas Operations sector for more than 10 years.  We provide a variety of analytical options for the determination of radioactive constituents in groundwater, produced water, soil and solid waste.   With more than 30 years of radiochemistry testing expertise, TestAmerica provides full service radiochemistry testing support for samples from shale formations throughout the United States.  Our team of experts assists in determining the best technical approach to meet your program’s data needs.

To learn more about TestAmerica's radiochemistry services, visit our Radiochemistry and Mixed Waste page.

Analytical Methods and Options

                Parameter

Method

Groundwater (baseline)

Produced Water

Soil, Solid  Waste & Sludge

Gross Alpha/Beta

EPA 900.0/ SW846 9310

X

X

X

Gamma Spec – NORM List

EPA 901.1, Mod

 

X

X

Gamma Spec

EPA 901.1

X

 

 

Total Uranium and Thorium

SW846 6020A

 

X

X

Isotopic Uranium and Thorium

HASL 300

X

 

X

Lead-210

Lab SOP

X

 

 

Radium-226

EPA 903.0

X

 

 

Radium-228

EPA 904.0

X